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Saint Joseph’s College of Maine nursing students achieve highest NCLEX pass rate in the state among BSN programs

The Saint Joseph’s College of Maine nursing program has achieved the highest pass rate of licensing exams for students in a BSN nursing program in the State of Maine. For calendar year 2018, SJC nursing graduates achieved a 100 percent pass rate of NCLEX, the National Council Licensure Examination. This SJC pass rate surpassed the national average of 89.41 percent and the Maine state average of 89 percent.

2018-11-14T14:05:04+00:00November 12th, 2018|Categories: Press Room, Highlights|Tags: , |

Catherine’s Cupboard Refocuses Efforts on Regional Food Pantry Approach, Ceases Pantry at Standish Municipal Center

Catherine’s Cupboard will operate its weekly food pantry operations out of the Standish Municipal Center until December 19, 2018. Following that date, Catherine’s Cupboard will take the next step forward in its longstanding commitment to supporting sustainable communities and combating food insecurity by investing its dedicated financial resources and volunteerism in other local pantries. Following statewide and regional recommendations, this change seeks to increase the effectiveness–through greater collaboration–in the hunger relief food distribution system.

2018-11-07T12:38:22+00:00November 5th, 2018|Categories: Press Room|Tags: , |

Saint Joseph’s College To Host New England Food System Innovation Challenge

As part of the effort to contribute solutions to the challenges facing New England’s food system, Saint Joseph’s College will host the 2018 New England Food System Innovation Challenge beginning on Friday, November 9, 2018 and concluding on Sunday, November 11, 2018.

2018-11-12T10:19:47+00:00October 31st, 2018|Categories: Press Room|Tags: , , |

Saint Joseph’s College of Maine Scientists Contribute to Unique Industry-Higher Education Lobster Research Collaboration

With funding from Maine Technology Institute’s Technology Asset Fund, faculty and students in the Saint Joseph’s College of Maine Sciences Department are among the top lobster scientists in Maine contributing to a unique, two-year industry-higher education collaboration between Ready Seafood, Inc., Saint Joseph’s College, and the University of Maine. At its core, this project involves research designed to increase the value of Maine’s most valuable fisheries resource by improving scientific understanding of lobster physiology that will enable increased survival rates of live lobsters during shipping. The value of lobster landed in Maine was $533.1 million in 2016 or nearly 80% of the landed value of all fisheries in the State. With projections that lobster populations have reached their peak, the industry is looking to scientists for innovative ways to increase value. One way to do this is to create an environment where a "soft shell lobster" turns into a more resilient and valuable "hard shell lobster" after it has been trapped.

2018-10-17T10:50:27+00:00October 11th, 2018|Categories: Press Room, Brightspace|Tags: , , , |

Saint Joseph’s College Raises Awareness and Celebrates Achievements During Nationwide Campus Sustainability Month

Saint Joseph’s College joins campuses nationwide in celebrating Campus Sustainability Month throughout October 2018. This annual event, hosted by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), highlights achievements and raises awareness of the value of higher education sustainability.

2018-10-17T10:51:27+00:00October 1st, 2018|Categories: Press Room, Brightspace|Tags: |

Saint Joseph’s College Hosts 911 Commemorative Event Featuring Donato Tramuto

by SJC Press Room STANDISH, MAINE - On September 11, 2018, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine hosted a breakfast event in the Stone Barn at Sebago Lake that commemorated the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 tragedy and featured remarks by Donato J. Tramuto, CEO of Tivity Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: TVTY), based in Franklin, [...]

2018-09-14T11:57:39+00:00September 14th, 2018|Categories: Press Room|Tags: , |

Saint Joseph’s College to Receive $182,845 National Science Foundation Grant for a “Chemistry for the Community” Program

U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) announced on August 31, 2018 that Saint Joseph’s College of Maine will receive a $182,845 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for its Development and Evaluation of a Service-Learning Focused Chemistry Curriculum or “Chemistry for the Community” initiative.

2018-09-12T11:07:03+00:00September 4th, 2018|Categories: Press Room|Tags: , |

Saint Joseph’s College Hosts Celebration Day for NASA-Maine Space Grant Consortium’s MERITS Program

The NASA-Maine Space Grant Consortium held their Celebration Day for the Maine Research Internships for Teachers and Students (MERITS) Program on the Saint Joseph’s College campus on Friday, August 3, 2018. Dr. Ryan Dorland, Assistant Professor of Sciences at Saint Joseph’s College, was awarded a one-year research grant for $20,000 from NASA through the MSGC to introduce satellite science and build nanosatellite prototypes in introductory calculus-based physics labs.

2018-09-11T10:56:18+00:00August 3rd, 2018|Categories: Press Room, Highlights|Tags: , |

Portland Region Food Foundry Finds a Home at Saint Joseph’s College

The Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG) announced that the Institute for Local Food Systems Innovation at Saint Joseph’s College in Standish will take on the role of steward and convener of the Portland Region Food Foundry.

2018-09-11T11:06:48+00:00May 31st, 2018|Categories: Press Room, Highlights|Tags: |